Wednesday, 3 September 2008

YOKER SWAN - high and dry

Sitting on the hard at Rothesay Dock, the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport ferry YOKER SWAN is presently undergoing her annual survey, having been lifted out of the water on Monday. Recent suggestions that the two aging ferries should be replaced with a bridge - estimated to cost some £15 million - are now likely to be scrapped, following a feasibility study carried out by SPT. It now seems likely that the two ferries, built in 1984, will be replaced. There have been ferry rights across the Clyde between Yoker and Renfrew for many years, possibly since around 1396.